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interest in china and chinese religions. >> well i studied religion in temple university in philadelphia. and then went in to chinese history and my degree is in chinese history, modern, but also always interested in chinese thought and the classics. i went to taiwan in the years before it was possible for americans to go to the main land to study, i studied classical chinese and so the great writers, philosophers and thinkers at the time and then i ended up writing my dissertation about mao tse-tung, so very i'm much in the contemporary era. so i've kind of done a lot of things in taiwan to shanghai where i taught at east china normal university and later in hong kong, where i'm going again as a full writer. >> okay that's good. how long did it take you to get through grad school? >> that's right, i did it - it's a lot to absorb but i was - actually it was nixon's visit in 1972/73 that opened up in a sense china to the u.s. they saw it as opening china outward to the broader world and it intrigued me and i said this is going to be big and we need more people to know what's going on betw
of their place in the community, and yet at the same time see how they are keeping their religion which in this case is christianity vital but they are meeting the needs in the community. and that's what we are trying to get at looking at this religious ecology theme and why they're so successful. so, rev. lowe at tabor lutheran church. we're here with rev. lowe at the tabor lutheran church, with a lot of good friends here, also. let me ask rev. lowe, this is a lutheran church and you think about lutheranism and you think back to europe and you think about welsh, swedish, german congregations, but this is a dynamite black church how - tell me a little bit about that. >> well it's only dynamite because we understand first who we are. we are black first, we are christians second and we happen to have chosen lutheran as our denomination. and we don't get that mixed up, that's always in place. so, with that in place we can have a black church and still be lutheran too and still reach out to the community. >> tell us a little bit about how you affect the community. i mean there is stuff goin
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